Technical and Regulatory Intelligence
Hackitt & Regulations Review
Marketing Integrity Group (MIG)
In response to Chapter 7 of the Hackitt Report, CPA established the Marketing Integrity Group (MIG), chaired by Adam Turk (formally of Baxi Heating ltd) and deputy chaired by Catherine Fyfe (Polypipe). The group are tasked with establishing a scheme to make product information clear, unambiguous, transparent and rigorous.
To ensure that the group not only responded to the conclusions of the Hackitt Report, but also more detailed input from industry, the MIG launched a Call for Evidence on Construction Products Information, the results of which were published in Our Initial Findings. Read 'Construction Product Information: Our Initial Findings' Survey
Based on the findings from the Survey, the MIG has now launched an industry-wide consultation into a new proposed Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI). The aim of this consultation is to gather the views on the Code before it is formally launched later this year.
The Code, made up of 11 clauses, aims to set the benchmark for how product information is presented and marketed by manufacturers. A new microsite dedicated to this consultation - www.buildingsafely.co.uk - explains the background, and includes a specially written report on the new Code.